The Beach Boys are reuniting for their 50th anniversary this year. FIFTY years! Honestly I’m shocked and pleased that mad genius Brian Wilson has made it this far (even if he does seem like a shell of his former self). But here they are with their newest single, “That’s Why God Made the Radio.” While the lyrics do express a sentiment with which I can relate, they certainly aren’t the most clever (Mike Love must have wrote them). And the production is a little too cheesily slick for my taste. But guys, listen to the harmonies on this thing. Those guys had a gift, plain and simple, and they still do. Overall, the positives far outweigh the negatives.
We won’t get into how the video could be better. Just listen.
P.S. Can you believe that NBA superstar Kevin Love is Beach Boy Mike Love’s nephew? I still can’t get over that.